Audio News For January 3, 2017
Stingray Digital to Aquire Classica TV Channel – The Montreal-based company will acquire Classica and access to more than 1,500 titles and 2,000 hours of content from Unitel GmbH, which will continue to produce and deliver programming for Classica. Financial terms weren’t disclosed in Monday’s announcement. Classica is currently distributed by Unitel through existing partnerships across four continents and available to an estimated 20 million subscribers. Stingray says Classica will complement its other classical music products acquired from Berlin-based EuroArts and Brava NL. The company reaches about 400 million subscribers in 152 countries through in-store and residential distribution platforms.
Hubblo VR Builds 4K Stereoscopic 360-Degree Video Camera – Hubblo VR revealed an affordable, portable, 4K, stereoscopic, 360-degree, live-streaming camera that will hit the market in the spring for $999. The new company’s first product is a portable 4K 360-degree, stereoscopic video camera with live-streaming capabilities for the consumer market.
LG to Release Levitating Bluetooth Speaker – LG to release PJ9 levitating Bluetooth speaker system featuring a 360 degree speaker which is suspended over the top of a separate subwoofer unit by electromagnets. The floating speaker design looks cool and is said to enhance audio fidelity for the high frequencies and midrange. No word yet on pricing.
Fluance Introduces New Subwoofer Said to Go to 20H – The BB12 is their first powered subwoofers and will be sold separately next spring as well as part of a surround speaker setup. The idea is to provide powerful bass with a compact footprint. The new company’s first product is a portable 360-degree, stereoscopic video camera with live-streaming capabilities for the consumer market. It uses a 10-inch front-firing driver powered by a built-in amp wth a peak power of 120 watts. ($200).
Five Things We Hate About Video Games – 1. Buying a new console just before the release of a new model. 2. Mandatory Updates that keep you from playing your game upon boot. 3. When they make your favorite character in the game weaker. 4. Losing your progress because you forgot to save. 5. When you run out of batteries. (Courtesy of cheatsheet.com)
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